Cervical Cancer Vaccination
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women the under the age of 35 in the UK, and nearly 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. Most cervical cancers are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). We use a vaccine called Gardasil to protect against the four main types of the HPV virus, which together are responsible for over 70% of cervical cancers in this country.
At Illuminate we provide this vaccination to women who have not been vaccinated as teenagers under the NHS, or who chose not to have the vaccination when it was offered to them.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
The vaccination is given as a series of 2 - 3 injections, each taking only a few minutes.
Time until results seen
This vaccination protects against HPV infection for approximately 10 years, in some cases longer
Number of treatments required
1 treatment consisting of 2 - 3 injections within a 24-month period
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does this treatment work?
The HPV vaccine protects against the 2 main types of HPV (HPV-16 and HPV-18) which together are responsible for about 70% of cervical cancers in the UK. It can also protect against HPV-6 and HPV-11, the two strains of HPV that cause most cases of genital warts.
What happens during my treatment?
Injections are given into the muscle of your upper arm.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
You may experience mild side effects including discomfort or redness in the arm where the injection was given, fever headache and mild nausea.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
It is suitable for any woman who has not already been vaccinated. It is not suitable for women who are pregnant or who have had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction (severe allergic reaction) to a previous dose of the HPV vaccine or any of its ingredients.
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